Developing Academic Skills by Promoting Critical thinking and Elaboration

I would like to share my experience of giving a plenary workshop for about a hundred conference participants. I presented at BKC IH Annual Conference on 24 April and I’d like to share some of my thoughts and reflections with you. The idea was to offer a framework for teachers who want to help their … Continue reading Developing Academic Skills by Promoting Critical thinking and Elaboration

Review of the Story of English in 100 words

According to David Crystal we can tell the story of the English language by either identifying trends within the key developmental periods such as Old English, Middle English, Modern English or by exploring several language items. He has created a list of words that present a specific trend in the language development in his book … Continue reading Review of the Story of English in 100 words

Conducting Needs Analysis

I started sharing my experience of working with young learners (YLs) and the results of research that I had done for DELTA Module 3. At that time I was working with a group of 10-12 year old children at BKC IH Moscow so I was interested in finding out as much as possible about YLs … Continue reading Conducting Needs Analysis

Motivation and developing positive attitude to learning English

Motivation is one of the key factors in ELT learning and teaching. I can't stop thinking about possible ways of creating a variety of situations to motivate my learners, trainees and myself. Many teachers agree that keeping young learners motivated is not a nice cushy job. Young learners’ goals seem to be more distant than … Continue reading Motivation and developing positive attitude to learning English